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Homes for Sale in Deer Creek, Camas WA - Neighborhood of the Week
Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington (The Carl Group, LLC)

Great Neighborhoods To Call Home In Camas, WA 

Each week, we feature one of the many great neighborhoods nestled in the hills and meadows around Camas, Washington. We think Camas offers a great lifestyle with the charm of small-town living and easy access to the big city amenities of nearby Portland, Oregon. 

Washington has no state income tax and that makes it popular with both young families, and retirees. However, be forewarned, Camas does have some of the highest local taxes in Clark County. Those of us who live here don't mind. Those taxes pay for our top-rated schools and an abundance of parks and trails. 


Deer Creek in Camas, WA - Homes for Sale
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If you’re looking for a neighborhood with solid home values due to excellent schools, convenient shopping and services, easy access to recreation, and views -  consider Deer Creek. It’s a good example of how a conscientious developer, who takes the time to consider overall neighborhood design and amenities, can help ensure future values for area homeowners. 


Deer Creek is a neighborhood of 330 single family homes located on popular Prune Hill. Comprised of timeless and varied architectural styles, it was developed in part, by several brokers affiliated with The Carl Group. Most homes sit on large lots, with many sited to take advantage of spectacular views. 


The neighborhood has playground areas, walking trails, and tennis courts which are maintained by the Home Owners Association. There are CCRs ( Covenants, conditions, and restrictions) which buyers should read in advance of purchasing a home. HOA fees are $134 a quarter and pay for maintenance of the neighborhood play areas, tennis courts, and commons. 


Activity ( Last 3 months) 

2 Active 

1 Pending @ 429,900

1 Sold  @ $653,800

1 Short Sale - Auction @ 525,934

Sold Price/List Price 91.5% 

DOM ( days on market - Short Sale excluded)  13


The MLS reported sale was in November 2014, for a 3872 square foot custom home with 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. It was built in 2004 and sits on a .25 acre lot featuring a private backyard with a garden area and a basketball court. Most windows open to sweeping territorial views and the large master suite has a gas fireplace and vaulted ceilings. 

The most recent sale in January 2015, was a short sale which required  4.5% buyer premium plus a $299 technology fee in addition to the sales price of $525,934. Nonetheless, the buyers got a great deal for this large 7 bedroom, 4 bathroom home with stunning views. 

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There are currently 2 active listings in the MLS.  One is a stunning property ( I've been in the home for a reception to celebrate a friend's promotion ) with 5 bedrooms ( including a Master-on-Main ensuite) and 4.5 bathrooms. It has 6255 square feet and sits on a
.37 acre lot with views of the Columbia River, Portland Lights, and Mt. Hood. There are 5 gas fireplaces and all of the upgrades you would expect a the price point of $1,149,900. There is also a 10’deep backyard pool and built-in hot tub. ( NOTE: this home has been for sale for a number of years, which indicates a pricing issue.)

The other active MLS listing is a bit more affordable at $495,000. It is 3,030 square feet, with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The 10,000 sq.ft. lot backs to a greenbelt creating more privacy. The public remarks say a downstairs den (with closet) could provide a bedroom option on the main floor, if needed. 

If you'd like to tour the Deer Creek neighborhood and take a tour of the homes for sale, give us a call today. The Carl Group - We're Your Locals





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Push-Pull: When it’s Time to Sell Your Camas, WA Property
Julie Baldino, Opening Doors to New Chapters... (Front Door Realty)

Camas wa listing for saleEven when it is clearly necessary, if you’re like most of us, you feel a built-in reluctance to sell your Camas property. Those four walls (okay, I know there are more like 40 or 80, but bear with me) contain all the furnishings and other possessions we gather through the years to create our family’s unique environment. When we come through that front door, we feel more comfortable than anywhere else on Earth.

But your home is also an investment (and what a colossal one it is!). That’s why the decision to sell your Camas property—disconcerting though it may be—ought to be much more a business proposition than an emotional one.

When you choose me as your Washington real estate agent, it becomes part of my job to point out the smart business decisions that will help you sell your Camas property—even when that means altering some of what has always made the place feel like home to you.

Fortunately, sometimes there are really simple things that increase a home’s perceived value:

The front door is frequently absent from renovation lists, but as the point of entry, it does much to influence potential home buyers. Installing a bright, shiny new brass doorknob, giving the door a fresh coat of paint, or adding a traditional mailbox out at the curb can make your entire home seem more inviting.

Buyers are attracted to spacious rooms. If you have a cramped hall or dining area, think “mirror. Adding one or two large wall mirrors automatically make any home that much more expansive.Sell your Camas WA Home

If you enjoy your oversized television, you’re part of a not-so-silent American majority. That’s all well and fine, but unless the room is a man-cave, it’s likely that a television which overpowers the space will make buyers feel that the room is too small. Consider swapping for a size-appropriate set to help you sell your Camas property.


Even on a miniscule budget, minor changes like these can attract interested buyers in this Spring’s market. Looking for more creative ideas to sell your Camas property?  Why not call me today?


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Broker/Owner of Front Door Realty, author of "Sell Your House Fast For The Right Price", published in September 2012, Certified Woman Owned Small Busines through the US Women's Chamber of Commerce, Certified Women's Business Enterprise through WBENC.... 


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Julie Baldino is an REO broker and short sale agent serving Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington, Clark, Skamania, and Cowlitz Counties in the following areas: Vancouver, Ridgefield, Battle Ground, Brush Prairie, Hockinson, Woodland, Amboy, Yacolt, Camas, Washougal, La Center, Kalama, Kelso, Longview, Portland, Lake Oswego, Oregon City, Beaverton, Tigard, Clackamas, Hillsboro, West Linn, and more. Contact me for complete coverage area.


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Short Sale Succes in Camas WA
Alexander- Slocum, REMAX Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate (RE/MAX equity group - Vancouver Washington)

Short Sale Success in the Camas Neighborhood of Deer Creek

Many times when we work with Short Sale Listings in Camas, we regularly find physical defects or deferred maintenance items in or outside of the home.  Happily in this case, the home's owner wanted their home to show well, and perhaps yield more in the sale; thus, it went to market in almost pristine condition.  The owner also wanted to be on reasonably good terms with the short sale department with their bank, Wells Fargo; as another reason for keeping the property in great shape.

Successful Short Sale Home Listed in Camas with www.ClarkCountyExpert.comWith no repair or maintenance issues to address, we were able to quickly put the home on the market.  The initial price was set at $389,000, which might have been in the mid-to-high part of the then current market value range.  However, the average home sales price for Clark County had been in a strong upward trend, which would cause any pricing "error" to be quickly corrected.  Additionally, there were very few homes of this caliber and price range for a buyer to choose from.

How Many Buyers Does it Take to Close a Short Sale?

In no time at all we had a great buyer offer for $450,000, that included a solid lender preapproval letter and a large down-payment.  Within 45 days the bank approved both the seller for the short sale and the buyer's offer (Wow, that was FAST!).  The buyer's agent was elated with the quick approval but, responded back within a day that a job loss now disqualified the buyer; and we were quickly back on the market!

With no buyer-action during that next month we lowered the price to $473,000, and picked up Buyer Number 2 a moth after the price reduction.  This second offer was All Cash but, lower than the first offer.  Never the less, we sent this to the bank for approval, and this time the bank provided approval in 3 Weeks!  Again, this buyer's agent was also elated at the quick turnaround but, later that day sadly told us the "Cash Buyer" no longer had enough cash to conclude the transaction!!!  Back on the market we go!

In less than two weeks after the departure of the second buyer, the Third and Final buyer arrived.  This time the buyer's home a nearby state was under contract and past the Inspection Contingency phase thus, they needed a fast approval to avoid being homeless between the time their existing home closed, and their new short sale purchase closed.  Luckily the bank's Valuation (Appraisal in this case) for the property had not gone past 90 days from the time the second buyer was in-play; and we had the third buyer approved in 7 Days!  With no Inspection items discovered to speak of, this sale closed within 5 weeks of both parties agreeing to the sales contract!

Great Results For the Home Seller!

By keeping their home in both great condition, and readily available for showing to prospective buyers, this short sale listing in Camas was sold and closed in 159 days - which is a very good time interval considering read more here...

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Camas home for sale - 4 Bed, 2.1 Bath
Ken 360.609.0226 Vancouver Homes for Sales (Ken's Home Team at Keller Williams)

2199 sq ft of move in ready home in prestigious Camas. Among this home's wonderful features are: great room, open floor plan, gas fireplace, den/office on the main, porcelain counters, maple cabinets, soaking tub in the master bath, pond, area trails, tennis court, and basketball court.

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Listing Courtesy of Kenneth Rosengren, Keller Williams / North County



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